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BEMIDJI FIRE DEPARTMENT A fire May 31 destroyed a house and garage in Lake Hattie Township. The Bemidji Fire Department responded to the call at 5:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of 410 Street.

Man arraigned on murder charge in connection with Lake Hattie fire

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A northern Minnesota man is accused of shooting and killing his roommate with a shotgun before their home started on fire.

Frederick William Bachman, 26, was arrested Wednesday, more than two weeks after the fire at the Lake Hattie home he shared with the victim, James Schwartzbauer, 57.


Firefighters were called to the home at 5:30 a.m. May 31 and found the home was fully engulfed.  

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